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Jason Chimera | Winger | #25

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 216
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 5 (121) / EDM
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Jason Chimera believes he will be back with the Capitals next year.
"I still think I'm going to be back," Chimera said. "I'm not confident in anything. In this game, I think you're not guaranteed anything to be back. I want to be back. You don't think of playing anywhere else. You know the business side of it, but I still don't think I'm going to play anywhere else, but you'll see what happens, right?" The 37-year-old winger still skates as quickly as any player on the team and the Capitals want to be faster in 2016-17. The potential unrestricted free agent also had 20 goals and 40 points in 82 games this past season. May 16 - 5:25 PM

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Jason Chimera can become an unrestricted free agent in July, but he wants to stay with the Capitals.

"I've been here a long time," Chimera said. "I wouldn't expect to be anywhere else next year, too. I think it's just that you want to win with these guys right now, and whatever happens next year is what happens next year." GM Brian MacLellan was asked about Chimera before the Feb. 29 trade deadline and he said there hadn't been contract talks at that time. The 37-year-old forward registered 20 goals and 40 points in 82 games in 2015-16. He has added two points in 11 playoff contests.
May 10 - 1:42 PM

Jason Chimera registered an assist in Washington's 4-3 overtime win against the Penguins in Game 1 on Thursday.

It was Chimera's first assist and second point of the 2016 playoffs. During the regular season he had 20 goals and 40 points in 82 games.
Apr 29 - 11:15 AM

Jasno Chimera scored the Game 2 winner on Saturday.

It was deflection from 101 feet out that somehow got past the Flyers Steve Mason. It was Chimera's sixth winning goal in the post-season, tying him for the Capitals lead with Peter Bondra, one ahead of Alex Ovechkin. Chimera had a good regular season as he hit the 21 goal mark for only the second time in his career as he also chipped in with 21 assists.
Apr 17 - 10:12 AM

Jason Chimera has reached the 20 goal mark for the second time in his career.

Chimera picked up the momentous tally during Saturday's 5-1 win over St. Louis, leaving him just one goal shy of setting a new high for himself. As is, he has 40 points this season.
Apr 10 - 1:38 AM

Jason Chimera now has points in three of his last five games.

Believe it or not, the veteran forward now has 19 goals and 39 points through 77 games this season as well. Well in line with his career averages.
Apr 2 - 1:52 AM

The NHL has fined Jason Chimera $5,000 for hitting Philadelphia's Shayne Gostisbehere with the end of his stick after the play was called dead.

Gostisbehere and Chimera were skating around the net well after the end of play when Chimera nailed Gostisbehere. Chimera continued to skate away while Gostisbehere fell to the ice. That $5,000 fine will go against the $2 million Chimera is set to earn this season.
Mar 31 - 5:23 PM

Jason Chimera’s two-point night helped the Capitals defeat the Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night.

Chimera scored the Capitals' final goal in the third period and also assisted on Jay Beagle’s second-period marker. Even though he has scored goals in three games in a row (plus points in four consecutive), we can’t recommend the 36-year-old. He has 10 goals and 19 points on the season, but has never been a major offensive threat. Evgeny Kuznetsov had the other goal, while Nate Schmidt and Tom Wilson chipped in with two helpers apiece.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Jason Chimera scored his ninth goal of the season as the Washington Capitals edged the Hurricanes 2-1 in Carolina Monday night.

It was the Caps' sixth consecutive victory. The Capitals (25-6-2) are 13-1-1 in their past 15 games. Chimera's goal, at 12:41 of the second period, gave the Caps a 2-0 lead. High-scoring defenseman John Carlson assisted on Chimera's goal, giving him 21 assists on the season. Washington's opening goal, at 15:52 of the first period, was scored by Michael Latta, his third of the season.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Jason Chimera registered two points in the Capitals’ 4-2 win against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Chimera, who scored and asissted, is off to a great start this season, for his standards, now with seven goals and 14 points in 23 games. The 36-year-old doesn’t really offer a ton of fantasy upside going forward, though. Justin Williams, Tom Wilson and Marcus Johansson got the other goals.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:52:00 PM

Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory versus Tampa Bay.

Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, and T.J. Oshie each netted a goal for the Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson both assisted on two of the four markers.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Jason Chimera tallied two goals and an assist in Washington's 5-2 victory over Philadelphia.

Chimera now has five goals and seven points in 15 games this season. They were his first points in eight games.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Jason Chimera stayed hot by scoring his third goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 win over Vancouver.

It was a full night for Chimera, who also picked up a block, three shots, and a minor penalty during his 12:55 of work. He's also now riding a two-game point streak, bringing his season totals up to four points and PIMs.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:53:00 AM

Jason Chimera (lower body) is taking part in Thursday's practice.

Chimera is expected to participate in Thursday's game against Chicago. He has a goal and an assist in two contests.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:48:00 AM

Capitals coach Barry Trotz thinks Jason Chimera (lower body) will play on Thursday.

Chimera has a goal and an assist in two games this season. If he's unavailable then Brooks Laich will probably play on the third line.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Marcus Johansson
5Mike Richards
6Michael Latta
7Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jason Chimera
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis